Archived Research Projects
The Sié Center is at the forefront of teaching and research on a range of twenty-first century issues, with projects exploring trends in conflict and violence, the changing character of violence and its alternatives, and the roles of non-state actors in shaping global security.
Discursive Actions in Terror Environments
The DATE project studies the impact of positive rhetoric by government officials in reducing terrorist activity and evaluates what motivations drive officials to use conciliatory speech in response to terrorism.
Fisheries and Conflict
This project aims to quantify the impacts of civil conflict on fish catch, the feedbacks between aquatic population dynamics, local markets, and food security, and model developing country fisheries as coupled natural human systems.
Food Security and Conflict
This project addresses the roles that international markets, conflict, and government policy play in creating food insecurity, as well as roles for the international community and development organizations in combating it.
Networks & Security Governance
This project examines how network theory can explain the way various associations of state and non-state actors govern contemporary security issues. The project focuses on a wide range of security issues from U.S. basing to anti-piracy to non-proliferation.
Religion and Social Cohesion in Conflict
This project is a six-country analysis of how international development partners interact with religious communities and actors in fragile states in efforts to build social cohesion. The project's case studies are Kenya, Guatemala, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria and Sri Lanka.
Terrorism Network Project
This project is a multi-institutional effort to understand how terrorist networks emerge, and with whom terrorist groups ally. Data on terrorist group alliance patterns are being collected and analyzed and will ultimately yield a publicly available data set.